Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2008 2009

Details for Mechanism ID: 3521
Country/Region: Mozambique
Year: 2008
Main Partner: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: Own Agency
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $703,952

Funding for Management and Operations (HVMS): $703,952

The CDC office currently has forty-three (43) positions under various mechanisms - including six (6) direct

hires, thirteen (23) locally employed staff, one (1) Eligible Family Member (EFM) and thirteen (13)

contracted staff (COMFORCE, PSC). Twenty-nine (29) positions are currently filled, six (6) are in process

and eight (8) positions are currently vacant, but will be filled in the near future. Three of these eight are

previously filled positions. Recruiting and hiring in Mozambique has proven to be difficult on many fronts

including lack of available hiring mechanisms (Comforce is no longer available for overseas hires), dire/visa

issues with the local government and severe shortage of local human resources. Even with tremendous

challenges, CDC has been able to fill many of the vacant positions and is on line to fill the outstanding

vacancies during this next year.

In addition to the previously approved positions, CDC Mozambique is proposing 20 technical and

administrative positions that will manage the significant increase in activities for 2008 and beyond. They are

discussed in the Staffing Matrix as well the individual program activities that will fund these positions.

CDC received approval in the 2006 COP to expand the office to the adjacent space in our existing building.

We are now occupying the new offices. Most of the costs included in the M&S budget cover expenses

related to supporting the CDC staff and office expenses. Some technical staff salaries are included in the

M&S budget per COP Guidance.

This activity contains funding for various administrative activities in the amount of $703,952

- Salaries and benefits ($628,952)- 100% of CDC's Deputy Director and 100% of the Director are paid via

the Management and Staffing program through this mechanism. In addition, full salary and benefits are

provided in this activity for the IT Manager, the Office Manager and Sr. Financial Specialist positions. Note

that we are requesting early funding for this amount to assure availability of funding for these key


- Other Equipmwnt paid with IMPAC ($35,000)

- Other Supplies paid with IMPAC ($40,000)